Rainfall past twenty-four hours


Graphical presentation of the radar estimated rainfall ending at 7AM CDT Tuesday.

I like this image because you can quickly capture where the heaviest rain fell Monday afternoon through 7AM Tuesday morning. Luverne in southwest Minnesota received slightly more than a half inch, while Tracy, Minnesota tallied just shy of eight tenths of an inch of rain. Redwood Falls was doused with 0.93 inches of rain. The rain gauge at Winnebago collected nearly an inch.

In Hibbing, the rainfall was 0.81 nches. So the darker green represents pretty much three quarters to close to one inch of total rainfall.

Around the Twin Cities, I spied only 0.16 inches at St. Paul Holman Airport, while Chanhassen measured 0.44 inches.

Bemidji 0.20 inches

Duluth 0.11 inches

Rochester 0.05 inches

Remember this image is only an approximation. Ground truth tells the real story.

More clouds than sun covered far northern Minnesota this afternoon. Bemidji, who reached a high of 86 on Monday found the thermometer stuck in the middle 60s this afternoon.

Delightfully refreshing temperatures are in store through Thursday. By Friday afternoon you’ll be basking in an airmass that once again feels like summer. Warm temperatures are likely for the weekend. That’s getting a little ahead of ourselves.


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